Thin film technology in the early parts of the decade was looked upon as a competitor for crystalline silicon solar technology. However, the rapid scale-up and reducing costs of silicon solar technology made many of the thin film startups go bust one by one, as they could not climb up the technology curve fast enough. […]

BEE Energy Ratings For Solar Panels One of the few major Indian successes in the energy efficiency (EE) sector has been the energy star ratings started by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) which is the nodal agency for defining policies and standards in the field of EE. In the past five years, BEE has […]

Softbank, the Japanese Telecom giant, made it big with its investment in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce group. The bank started its story in India with investments in Indian e-commerce businesses like Snapdeal, Housing.com, and Ola.  Later, Softbank became the majority stakeholder in SBG Cleantech a JV along with India’s Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn. It also tried to score […]

Europe is seeing a strong resurgence in solar capacity additions as grid parity has made it economical to install solar energy as compared to other power sources. All major European countries such as Germany, France, Spain, etc. have seen their annual capacities double in the last 12 months driven by the extremely low costs of solar […]

The Indian desert state of Rajasthan situated on the western part of the country is endowed with large solar resources. The state has a large land area that is soaked by the sun throughout the year. Given that a large proportion of the land is part of the desert, the prices, as well as the population density, is […]

Huawei has become the poster boy or rather the whipping boy of the US-China trade war with the USA going hammer and tongs against the Chinese giant and the way it operates. USA has almost banned Huawei from supplying its telecom equipment in the USA and is also trying to persuade other countries to stop […]